While the bracelets are really pretty, the size I ordered is too large. I have 7 inch wrist but have what I consider large hands so I ordered the large bracelets so that they would go over my hands. However, the large size is too large so I am returning them and have already ordered the medium sized bracelets. I used to make and sell jewelry made with gold filled findings and I know that they do last a long time. I have pieces that I made 13 years ago that still look as good as new. No chipping, no tarnishing. Gold filled is the way to go. Thank you overstock.com.